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Pixies - Alternative 'Velouria' Video Uncovered
Pixies : Alternative 'Velouria' Video Uncovered
4th August 2020

Dusted down after 30 years in the 4AD vaults comes an unseen, alternative take of the ‘Velouria’ video, which was shot in a disused quarry outside Manchester by Peter ‘Pinko’ Fowler for the acclaimed BBC music series SNUB TV.

Speaking about the video for a forthcoming long read on the 4AD site, Black Francis said, “Pinko said he wanted to shoot us running toward him in the quarry. OK. In the editing suite, we were standing around, smoking spliffs, and he suddenly played the sequence, in slow motion, and I was just stoned enough to think, that’s a video. Slow it down and spread it over the length of the song, so it becomes a three-minute clip. I think it’s the best video that we ever did, a simple artistic idea.”

This new alternate take was recently discovered when work began on the upcoming 30th anniversary repress of Bossanova, the third studio album by Pixies, which is released this Friday on limited red vinyl.

You can preorder Pixies Bossanova 30th anniversary reissue from the 4AD Store (EU) here +
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